A Missions-minded Church
Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) recognizes the role of the local church in fulfilling the Great Commission and devotes approximately 10% of the overall church budget to reaching the lost outside our local community through missionary support efforts. Presently, CBC gives monthly assistance to 14 career missionaries and provides opportunities for individuals from the congregation to participate in various short term mission efforts and projects.
We have an active Missions Committee established to develop, coordinate, evaluate and administer the program in accordance with mission policy and in cooperation with our pastors, elders and congregation.
We recognize that every city and town in every nation, great or small, needs God’s people proclaiming the salvation that only Christ provides.
Missions Vision Statement
The people of Calvary Baptist Church are prayerfully and financially committed to pursuing the lost among the nations of the world. We recognize our responsibilities as good stewards in presenting the gospel to an ever-changing world. To maximize the efforts of our local church, we intend to direct 75% of our financial missionary support towards the most unreached people groups abroad. An unreached people group shall refer to any people group lacking a community of believing Christians that has the numbers and strength (resources) to reach their own people. As general guidance, our efforts focus on those people groups that fall within the 10/40 window. Although this remains our primary objective, candidates with a strong relationship to the Church requesting support for full-time missions work will be considered in full.
What is the 10/40 Window?
The 10/40 Window is an area of the world that contains the largest population of non-Christians in the world. The area extends from 10 degrees to 40 degrees latitude North of the Equator, and stretches from North Africa across to China. Two-thirds of the world’s population lives in the 10/40 Window. Of those peoples, 90% are unevangelized, meaning they may never have heard the Gospel message or do not have a Christian community.
Only 4 – 8% of ALL missionaries work within the 10/40 Window.
CBC has established a strategic mission partnership with a mission agency and a local church in Moldova to help fulfill our vision and provide extended opportunities for CBC to become closely involved in church planting and in the day-to-day discipleship of new converts in a foreign land. Church partnering provides “hands-on” opportunity for involvement and brings together individuals and teams to meet specific tasks or project needs.
The local church in Moldova is postured both by location and language abilities to share the Gospel to unreached people groups in areas where US missionaries are unwelcome. We appreciate the opportunity to assist this local church in sharing the Gospel and being a part of their ministry.
Locations of CBC Sponsored Missionaries